Day 11: Daryl “Sammy” Sampaga’s 2015 Operation Paddle and Walk on Kauai
Celebrate Sammy’s Walk Around Kauai!
Mahalo Daryl “Sammy” Sampaga for sharing important lessons with the children throughout your journey around Kauai!
January 15, 2015 2:09 p.m.
Sammy on Kauai!
NEVER GIVE UP!
Posted Saturday, January 24, 2015 4:42 p.m.
It’s day 11 on his journey.
~ Reported by Ronelle Arquero
So far he’s been to a bunch of schools (Kapaa High, St. Theresa Catholic School, Lihue Hongwanji Preschool, Waimea High, Ele’ele Elementary, Koloa Elementary, Kauai High) along his way as he continues his journey walking around the island.
Daryl’s last “walking day” will be Saturday, February 7. He will end at Ke’e Beach by the life guard stand. Time is undetermined at this moment. Pa’ina/Celebration to follow at Black Pot Pier / Ha’ena Beach with live entertainment & food.
Kapaa High School included them in their newsletter and today they made the front page of the Kauai newspaper!
He’s at it again!
This year, Daryl’s journey is to paddle canoe and walk the island of Kauai. He left Hilo yesterday and was presented with a certificate and acknowledgement by Kauai’s County Council. Today he did a radio interview, met with the Mayor and was presented a proclamation naming today as OSMD Hawaii Day on Kauai.
In addition, Hawaii DOE CAS, Bill Arakaki, has been in touch with Daryl’s organization, too! Arakaki has asked schools to support Daryl on his journey. His mission is to visit each school (public, charter, private) along his walk and currently has arrangements made with 16 schools to speak about Muscular Dystrophy and OSMD’s “Eh!, No Push!!!” No Bully Program.
“Operation Paddle and Walk for Dreams—Kauai Island 2015” begins on January 17, 2015.
Daryl is bringing his message of hope and standing against bullying to Kauai. His feat will take him on a more than 100-mile trip around the Garden Island which comprise of 78 miles of walking and up to 32 miles of paddling along the Na Pali Coast. He will begin his walk at Barking Sands.
Kauai Island Schedule:
Wednesday, January 14th - Arrive on Kauai
Friday, January 16th - Kick-Off Assembly at Kapaa High School
Saturday, January 17th - Paddle 32-mile along the Na Pali coast, beginning in Hanalei
Monday, January 19th - Walk begins at Barking Sands
Last year, Daryl completed walking the perimeter of the Big Island of more than 200-miles in 26 days.
Follow Daryl’s Journey on Instagram:
For more information, go to the OSMD Web site: